For many people, the holiday season is a time of family get-togethers, warm fires, playing in the snow, watching old movies, and sipping hot cocoa.
For those of us who work in the customer service side of a multinational technology company whose products are a perennial gift-giving favorite, it’s a season to work extra hours, be very busy, and a chance to prove yourself as the best of the best.
Needless to say, I’ve found my niche. I’m enjoying the first job I’ve had in… ever?… that I’m totally passionate about and really believe I can succeed and make a career out of. I hope I’m right, because I’m having a blast working for some of the coolest people I’ve ever met for a company that knows how to treat its employees. I didn’t see myself getting here, and even as it was happening, I kept holding my breath, waiting for the hammer to fall, waiting to hear the “yes, but…” or the news that I was being demoted, cut back, or cut loose… But it never happened. I succeeded, and the people I’m working for have seen that and recognized it and recognized me for it.
It’s a pretty damn good feeling.
So if I’ve been busy or unavailable, I am sorry. It’s only going to get worse for the next month or so, but after that we should be good again. In the meantime, things are great here, despite all the insanity taking place around the country, and I’m savoring every minute of it. I might even try to find time to comment again on some of the insanity. Who knows…?
Thanks for still reading after all this time. I’m always humbled by people who stumble across this one way or another and choose to leave me feedback. It’s a blast and I don’t want to let this go on another several-month dead period (whoops…), so if there’s something you’d like to see here, let me know!